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What Does A Tick Rash Look Like
Up to you: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause hard bumps called nodules if you continue to rub or scratch. Also, are the fleas still around? Other bites can look like flea bites and last a long time, such as scabies and other mites. Hydrocortisone cream and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help the itch. Read more
Tick bite: A tick-bite granuloma usually develops days or months after the bite and can take months to years to resolve. His might be caused by fragments of the tick still in your skin or might just have been a reaction to the tick’s saliva. Itching is not uncommon. Bacteria and parasites can often co-occur with ticks. Read more
Lyme: A rash around a tick bite, especially if its a target like red rash and you live in part of the country where lyme is common, is essentially diagnostic of infection with lyme disease. A relatively short course of oral antibiotics (doxycycline is usually best) will easily get rid of this. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has a weird rash around a bug bite. It could be a tick bite I am unsure. Should I be worried?
My child has a weird circular rash after getting a tick bite. Is this something I should be concerned about?
3-28 days: A tick bite can transmit the organism that causes lyme, which can lead to a characteristic circular rash around the tick bite, beginning a few days to a few weeks after the exposure. Early treatment of Lyme disease with antibiotics is important to prevent complications of late Lyme disease. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bullseye rash?: It is common for the area immediately around the bite to be red, but if there is a clear area around that surrounded by a red ring that is a sure sign of Lyme. A single dose of doxycycline after 10 days would be worthless. ILADS (the association of Lyme specialists) recommends 200 mg of doxycycline 2x/day for 30 days. A tick bite can also cause Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichia & other infections. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you get bit by a tick and get Lyme disease without ever getting a rash or knowing you ever got bit?
I have a rash on my leg. How can I tell if it is from a bite? I'm particularly concerned about a tick bite.
I got bit by a tick and got very ill and had a rash around it. I have every symptom of Lyme's. Where can I get tested in Arkansas?
Go to ER: If you need to contact your doctor immediately or go to an ER to get checked since there is an early window during which Lyme disease can be effectively treated. The approach is usually treat as Lyme Disease while waiting confirmation with blood test Do not delay. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think my all over rash is from dog flea/tick shampoo? Says wash off w/water for 20 mins...But its 3 days later. What should I do?
Exposure vs Reaction: You are talking apples and oranges. An exposure is washed off instantly. But, a skin reaction after an exposure cannot be washed off. You skin will stop reacting and recover shortly. Read more
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